Skip to comments.Conservatives have a breathtaking plan for Trump to pack the courts
Posted on 11/24/2017 6:24:29 PM PST by TigerClaws
Conservatives have a new court-packing plan, and in the spirit of the holiday, its a turducken of a scheme: a regulatory rollback hidden inside a civil rights reversal stuffed into a Trumpification of the courts. If conservatives get their way, President Trump will add twice as many lifetime members to the federal judiciary in the next 12 months (650) as Barack Obama named in eight years (325). American law will never be the same.
The outer turkey in the plan is the ongoing Trumpification of the courts. In the final two years of Obamas presidency, Senate Republicans engaged in tenacious obstruction to leave as many judicial vacancies unfilled as possible. The Garland-to-Gorsuch Supreme Court switch is the most visible example of this tactic but far from the only one: Due to GOP obstruction, the number of [judicial] vacancies . . . on the table when [Trump] was sworn in was unprecedented, White House Counsel Donald McGahn recently boasted to the conservative Federalist Society.
Trump is wasting no time in filling the 103 judicial vacancies he inherited. In the first nine months of Obamas tenure, he nominated 20 judges to the federal trial and appellate courts; in Trumps first nine months, he named 58. Senate Republicans are racing these nominees through confirmation; last week, breaking a 100-year-old tradition, they eliminated the blue slip rule that allowed home-state senators to object to particularly problematic nominees. The rush to Trumpify the judiciary includes nominees rated unqualified by the American Bar Association, nominees with outrageously conservative views and nominees significantly younger (and, therefore, likely to serve longer) than those of previous presidents. As a result, by sometime next year, 1 in 8 cases filed in federal court will be heard by a judge picked by Trump. Many of these judges will likely still be serving in 2050.
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NeverTrumpers were willing to hand the judiciary to Hildabeast?
“Pack” my ass, they are vacancies and his job to fill.
The lefties at the Compost are pretending not to know what FDRs insidious plan to pack scotus really was.
My how they squeal when they get a dose of their own medicine.
RGB could keel over at any time. But if Dems somehow take over the US Senate in 2018 they will obstruct any and all good conservatives Trump will replace her with.
I’ll never forget names either.
WaPo writes as if this is a bad thing
This is the ultimate prize of winning the White House: judges.
Imagine the moral bankrupts and unconcealed communists Hillary would be nominating by the busload right now...
The Post is starting to sound a little biased, if you ask me.
I’m not tired of winning yet.
"The rush to Trumpify the judiciary includes nominees rated unqualified by the American Bar Association, nominees with outrageously conservative views and nominees significantly younger (and, therefore, likely to serve longer) than those of previous presidents. As a result, by sometime next year, 1 in 8 cases filed in federal court will be heard by a judge picked by Trump. Many of these judges will likely still be serving in 2050."
I think the word "unpack" is the operative term in Trump's effort.
Elections have consequences...... Or, We won, you lost, get over it.
Enjoy the suck!
Senate impeaches Roberts. Frosting on the cake.
RGB and Kennedy could be gone by the end of the SCOTUS term in June.
Court-packing, oh my!
Uh, I’m just guessing that term was not used in the years 2009-2016.
Conservatives have a breathtaking plan for Trump to pack the courts
They do? Good.
They would have preferred Jeb Bush appointing some fake conservatives who torture us with leftist votes for decades but would have been more than willing to accept the same result from Hillary appointing leftists who are honest about it. Same result, the globalist big-government open borders agenda assured. But Trump ... he wants actual no-kidding conservative judges? Establishment worked (and continues to work) overtime to put a stop to that!
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